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PM Harris emphasizes the importance of social interventions to refocus at risk youth

Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 10, 2017 (SKNIS): The increased activities and operations by the security forces, which have enhanced the safety and security environment in St. Kitts and Nevis, have been welcomed by the public, and drawn commendation from Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris.

While addressing the National Assembly on Thursday’s (August 10), Prime Minister Harris spent much of his presentation on national security, referencing the focused activities to engage the public and foster better relations between the security forces and the community.

“We want to commend all the agencies of national security for their special outreach,” Dr. Harris stated. These include the July 10 to 14 Summer Safety Camp by the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire and Rescue Services and also the participation of police officers, who served as dorm leaders and facilitators at the Department of Youth Empowerment’s Annual Summer Residential Camp that ran from July 16 to 30. More than 800 young people were impacted during these two programmes alone.